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Prisoners: total population

Total prison population 2020 or latest

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    United States
    Result
    2,121,600
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    China
    Result
    1,710,000
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Brazil
    Result
    773,151
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Russia
    Result
    517,028
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    India
    Result
    466,084
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    Thailand
    Result
    373,169
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Turkey
    Result
    286,000
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    Iran
    Result
    240,000
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    Indonesia
    Result
    224,522
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    Philippines
    Result
    215,000
  11. Rank
    11
    Country
    Mexico
    Result
    198,384
  12. Rank
    12
    Country
    South Africa
    Result
    154,437
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    Vietnam
    Result
    123,697
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Colombia
    Result
    118,079
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Ethiopia
    Result
    113,727
  16. Rank
    16
    Country
    Egypt
    Result
    106,000
  17. Rank
    17
    Country
    Argentina
    Result
    103,209
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    Peru
    Result
    94,235
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    Myanmar
    Result
    92,000
  20. Rank
    20
    Country
    Bangladesh
    Result
    88,084
  21. Rank
    21
    Country
    Morocco
    Result
    85,767
  22. Rank
    22
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Result
    80,827
  23. Rank
    23
    Country
    Pakistan
    Result
    77,275
  24. Rank
    24
    Country
    Poland
    Result
    74,154
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    Malaysia
    Result
    74,000
  26. Rank
    26
    Country
    Nigeria
    Result
    71,938
  27. Rank
    27
    Country
    France
    Result
    70,651
  28. Rank
    28
    Country
    Algeria
    Result
    65,000
  29. Rank
    Country
    Rwanda
    Result
    65,000
  30. Rank
    30
    Country
    Germany
    Result
    63,851

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Source: Institute for Criminal Policy Research